Courageous in Cages? (2)
Submitted by Raamster on Mon, 04/27/2009 at 11:53 pm.
If the nearly universal right of passage of learning how to drive a motor vehicle was preceded by learning to be a vehicle via a bicycle, our adult population would be much more comfortable with other adults on bikes. As things are now there is nearly no shared experience, and the encounters are rare and unexpected. Most drivers are looking out for other car-sized objects, and really don't "see" anything smaller. If they had been on a bicycle as an adult, they would have a far greater chance of expecting and recognizing a rider. Before impact.
Have an impact of your own, and promote "Pre-Driver's Ed" using bicycles.
Meanwhile, we ride for our lives, and the quality of your kids lives, too!